Gaming 101

Gaming 101

Test Your Knowledge

Before you can raise your gambling IQ, you’ll need to know where you stand. To get a better idea, try our quiz: ‘Test Your Knowledge: What’s Your Gambling IQ?’ and see how much you know about gambling, including game-specific facts and general gambling principles.

Whether you’re new to the gaming floor, or a regular visitor to OLG Slots and Casinos, you can always stand to raise your gambling IQ. Ask yourself: do you know how slot machines work? Many people (including long-time players) think they do, but ask them to explain, for example, how a random number generator (RNG) works, and they often can be at a loss for words.

Did you know? Slot machines determine their results using a Random Number Generator (RNG). The RNG inside every machine is continually generating thousands of numbers every second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when no one is playing. No wonder no one can predict when a slot will win.

Here’s another question: do you know the odds of the game you’re playing? Experienced players can go years without ever doing their homework on the odds– some will even point out that you don’t need to know the odds to play. But think about it like this, would you enter a contest without knowing your chances of winning? 

Gaming is intended to be a fun and exciting form of entertainment. The better we can answer questions like the ones above, the smarter we will play as gamblers, making for a more enjoyable playing experience. Learning the game odds, game mechanics, and how to spot certain gambling myths all serve to raise your Gambling IQ and make you a smarter player – no matter how smart you already are.

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